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Thursday Notes: Sports Roundup, Generative AI news, and more

Thursday Notes: Sports Roundup, Generative AI news, and more

Here are your personalized Uristocrat Notes for Thursday, May 11th, 2023.  Some of your headlines for today:

  • Sports Roundup: Warriors and Knicks Win, NFL Schedule leaks ahead of Release
  • How the Demographics of Entrepreneurship Has Changed
  • Google is throwing generative AI at everything
  • MLK’s famous criticism of Malcolm X was a ‘fraud,’ author finds
  • A scammer has been cashing in on AI-generated Frank Ocean tracks

Today's Events


Sports Roundup: Warriors and Knicks Win, NFL Schedule leaks ahead of Release

Sports Roundup: Warriors and Knicks Win, NFL Schedule leaks ahead of Release
Today’s Events * Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 pM ET - Watch on ESPN * Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns, 10:00 PM ET - Watch on ESPN NBA Playoffs New York Knicks (2) vs. Miami Heat (3): Brunson drops 38, Knicks hold off Heat to stay alive Miami Heat vs New

Democratic donors hope to recruit NBA legends Grant Hill and Dwyane Wade to run for Senate in Florida

Democratic donors hope to recruit NBA legends Grant Hill and Dwyane Wade to run for Senate in Florida
Hill and Wade are unlikely to run, but some party operatives see their star power as key to defeating Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.

MLK’s famous criticism of Malcolm X was a ‘fraud,’ author finds

Jonathan Eig was deep in the Duke University archives researching his new biography of Martin Luther King Jr. when he made an alarming discovery: King’s harshest and most famous criticism of Malcolm X, in which he accused his fellow civil rights leader of “fiery, demagogic oratory,” appears to have been fabricated.


Music: Davido Announces Spellbinding Netflix Series Based on his Life

Davido Announces Spellbinding Netflix Series Based on his Life
The Nigerian singer has announced an exciting upcoming Netflix series that chronicles his life.

Entrepreneurship: How the Demographics of Entrepreneurship Has Changed

How the Demographics of Entrepreneurship Has Changed
For one thing, there are many more entrepreneurs with Latino and Asian heritage.

Film & Media: 2023 NY African Film Festival

What Not To Miss at this Year’s NY African Film Festival
The festival, which celebrates 30 years of showcasing African film to audiences beyond the continent. Here are six highlights of this year’s event.

Disney+ and Hulu content to combine into one streaming app

Disney+ and Hulu content to combine into one streaming app
In a significant move made by Disney, the company announced Wednesday that U.S. customers are getting a new app that combines Disney+ and Hulu content.

Technology: Google is throwing generative AI at everything

What’s changing: Billions of users will soon see Google’s latest AI language mode, PaLM 2, integrated into over 25 products like Maps, Docs, Gmail, Sheets, and the company’s chatbot, Bard, which it’s opening up to a bigger pool of users.

Google is throwing generative AI at everything
But experts say that releasing these models into the wild before fixing their flaws could prove extremely risky for the company.

A scammer has been cashing in on AI-generated Frank Ocean tracks

Scammer Made Thousands Selling ‘Leaked’ Frank Ocean Tracks That Were Fake, AI-Generated
Frank Ocean communities on Discord and leaked music forums were in a frenzy over newly discovered music from the reclusive artist. It turns out most of it was AI-generated and sold by a scammer.

Live shopping is coming to the US

The Companies Trying to Make Live Shopping a Thing in the U.S.
The market for selling goods in real time online is relatively small, but a number of start-ups and big tech names are betting American consumers will catch on.

NYPD Oversight Board May Halt Probes of Biased Policing Over Lack of Funding

NYPD Oversight Board May Halt Probes of Biased Policing Over Lack of Funding
Civilian Complaint Review Board interim chair Arva Rice said Wednesday that a new unit launched in October to investigate racial profiling and police bias won’t have enough funds to operate past June under the mayor’s proposed budget.

New York City Ballet’s India Bradley personifies Black ballerina magic

When India Bradley steps onstage at Lincoln Center to dance in George Balanchine’s “Agon”this season for the New York City Ballet (NYCB), she will bring the same sparkle to this well-known masterpiece that she has brought to other roles since joining the company several years ago, but this performance will offer a little something extra.

New York City Ballet dancer India Bradley is Black ballerina magic
New York City Ballet dancer India Bradley steps onstage at Lincoln Center to dance in George Balanchine’s “Agon” this season.

Inside the wild plot to steal Coca-Cola’s secretive technology

The Plot to Steal the Other Secret Inside a Can of Coca-Cola
Shannon You was a good chemist, a bad colleague—and a thief. When she tried to use the $120 million technology she stole, she got played.

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adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

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Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

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